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SoCal Cantina, Tuscaloosa, AL

SoCal Cantina

4.6
4.6
13 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
With Southern California inspired street tacos and a variety of other innovative Cali-Mex bites, the menu was constructed to have a flavor for everyone, including many gluten free and vegetarian options, while never sacrificing flavor.

The specialty margaritas and cocktails are designed and made with only fresh squeezed lime juice, muddled fresh produce, and time tested liquors.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 247-3205
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 13 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

13 Reviews
  1. wendyf

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked to have our company Christmas party, the staff was friendly drinks and food was good. Will be back again

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  2. haycjen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my friends here for the first time, one of my favorite spots. They said they didn’t feel like they were in Tuscaloosa and the vibes were amazing. The drinks are so creative and the food is even better. Our server Bella was amazing. Go try out SoCal! Great food, great place, great staff. Love this place so much !!

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  3. Steve

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific experience, absolutely the best Margaritas anywhere and fresh food was exceptional.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best new spots in Tuscaloosa. Definitely worth trying for tacos and fresh made guacamole.

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  5. RonM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it was a great experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks - Great! Food - too expensive for quality

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  7. Sweetie

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and drinks! Our waitress was great! Took a bit to get main courses but waitress kept us informed. Will definitely return

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  8. cezek

    New York City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 6:30 reservation for four and were seated fairly quickly but were given a high, small, bar type table with four stools. I told the hostess that would not work for us (there was almost no table top space and we were literally sitting with bulky coats in our laps). She was sweet and told us to order drinks and appetizers and she would move us to a table with seat backs when one came available. Our waiter was nice and fairly attentive. He came to take our order for entrees and I checked to see if we should order there or if needed to move. The hostess said the manager told her we could not move because they were too crowded. We weren’t thrilled, but made the best of it by pulling another stool over and piling our coats on it. It would have been nice if she or the manager had come by to let us know and offer to do something with our coats. The food was good-very fresh and a nice take on tacos. Tacos come a la carte. Our queso, guacamole and chips were very good. Great drinks. We ordered a dessert to split, but they were out of the single dessert on the menu. Great atmosphere. Energetic and full but not so loud that you can’t hear one another. Glad to have them in town. Will definitely go back, but will request a regular dining table the next time we make a reservation.

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  9. HaroldL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Love this place, beautiful young crowd, will definitely go back when in town.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    taco tuesday ❤️

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time! For being open only one week, they have a great menu and friendly service. Food was decently priced and delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and good

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  13. KatieM

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was not good but I’m hoping they train their staff better as time goes on. Cocktails were amazing and food was overall good. It is not the best place for kids- no kid menu, no high chair/boosters, and no cups with lids offered.

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SoCal Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for SoCal Cantina

2310 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tuscaloosa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (205) 247-3205
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